Definition of glyceride in English:

glyceride

Syllabification: glyc·er·ide
Pronunciation: /ˈglisəˌrīd
 
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noun

  • A fatty acid ester of glycerol.
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    • Fatty acids form esters with alcohols, and the common esters are glycerides, because the alcohol involved is glycerol.
    • Sebum is produced in the sebaceous glands and consists of glycerides, wax esters, squalene, and cholesterol.
    • Cholesterol can mix with glycerides and phospholipids and it can apparently endow lipid mixtures with the ability to absorb water.

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